Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. I'm beginning to think I'm the only one in the world with this problem because I don't see a solution. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. I was taking sewing classes in school and together with a handful of other students we boarded the bus to San Francisco. The slight A-line at the bottom makes calves and thighs appear thinner and is the perfect place to hide a heel which will make those legs look even longer.
We, women, have grabbed our jeans out of habit almost as a security blanket. But there are other women who opt for something to make them stand out in a crowd. Any of those I have mentioned should be wide enough to accommodate your knees. If the compression items you're wearing are socks, then long flowing palazzo pants would be a great choice. They are very feminine and comfortable! Remember, with most online shops, such as Amazon, they offer free returns so you can try them on at home and get a feel for them.
I'm glad you found the information useful. If you really like skinny jeans, then you could always wear them with a flowing hip length top. That will cover up your waist but still allow you to wear skinnies. Although I love the bootcut style, I have long slender legs and occasionally like to flaunt them.
Skinny jeans and heels or boots look great. We all have to reassess our body shapes and our clothing choices as we age. We don't have to wear what the stores suggest but we do have to be honest with ourselves.
We have to dress to please ourselves and not others. My knees are very large and my rear end has "drooped". I wear compression wraps and stretch jeans show every velcro strap. Size 20 is good except for thigh to waist.
I have tried on more skinnies than I can tell you and can never find one that works. You mentioned that skinnies don't work for certain waistlines - mine happens to be thick and I also measure longer in the legs than in the torso. Your comments helped me to figure out that my figure just isn't right for that type of fit I love slim fit jeans and sometimes bootcut which goes along with your advice. Thanks so much for a terrific article and re-assuring what I was discovering about my figure.
You clearly stated what I was discovering but couldn't put into categories. I'm sorry to hear that. Perhaps jeggings might be better. They are leggings but with a look of denim. Jeans, although I love them, are a lot of thick fabric and if you want a sleek look it can be difficult. I have quite a few pairs of casual pants with drawstrings. I'm finding waistbands on some pants, very confining and irritating.
I enjoyed learning the lingo of jeans as well as your visit to the factory. I must confess to wearing "pull-up" or elastic waisted jeans which works for a person whose weight bounces up and down 10 pounds throughout the year. Too old for low rise and always hated zippers. I will wear jeggings with a mini dress or tunic. As an older woman I wonder how you feel about elastic waists for people who can still stand upright.
I know it's pathetic but I don't care about that, as you can see from my photo my clothes don't always match either. Now that I am in the tropics, I wear jeans less during the day but if we are out in the evening, I wear them. I think you should go for it, have a day just jeans shopping and see if that past love of jeans is rekindled.
I have not worn jeans for over 10 years, but one thing I can say about your article, it gives me confidence. You make it sound so easy and doable. I am giving my cupcake another chance, hahaha. I too have a flat bottom but have decided, I prefer it. Who wants to be carrying all that excess around behind them? Believe it or not, wearing jeans with large back pockets or ones with a design on the rear pocket helps.
Paris Hilton, also has a flat tush, who knew we were in such company! I like straight jeans, but I have a relatively big waist for my size and a flat bottom. The pop up survey you posted on this site before I had a chance to read it just made me crazy. If you want me to like your article you need to back off on the response questions until the end. I'm pleased you found it interesting. I think there are many women who don't realize about the height of their waists and how this can affect clothing choices.
This is the best article for "mature" women that I have ever read. I especially appreciate the information about short- and long-waisted measurements. I have shared your website on Facebook. Hi Vespa, sorry for the late reply, I don't know what happened. Straight jeans are a popular choice with many women as they look timeless.
Also if you wear nice shoes they don't get lost under a boot cut flare. Hi Glenis, happy belated birthday to you. I love the Per Una range of clothing. I agree with enjoying a bit of stretch in the jeans, it helps keep the shape and we can still get a nice fit. I'm 69 years old as of last Sunday and I spend most of my waking hours in jeans. Straight leg with a little stretch, from Marks and Spencer, are my preference for a good fit - and they cost a lot less than the best known brands.
This is a very informative article. I appreciate all the tips on style and cut. It's true that our bodies change over the years and we have to take many factors into account when choosing the right pair of jeans. I prefer straight but not too skinny jeans. It's really down to personal choice.
I think with anything if a person feels overweight or carries extra pounds around the hips, a dark color will help to mask this.
Small rear pockets also help with this. I personally don't care for light color jeans. A slight fade is okay but I feel if I have something too light, it looks too worn. I think young women can wear it, but for me, I prefer a light colored top and mid to dark jeans. Another reason I prefer a darker shade is like yourself, I'm active. I don't wash my jeans every time I wear them. I try and wear them a few times until they get too loose before washing.
I was wondering about colour which you didn't touch on, whether light or dark wash. I also just turned 76 but feel 50 and act 40, retired but still ride horseback, bike, ski and skate. I live in Canada.
Still not decided on the colour, light for summer, dark for winter or does it matter? I think we all are a bit lopsided to be honest with you. There is nothing wrong with wearing an elastic waistband as many of the manufacturers have incorporated this as a feature. The point is, we as mature women have options above and beyond what the glossy magazines show on their rake thin models. We are definitely not too old.
I too like the boot cut as I think it is more flattering. Plus I don't like looking down and seeing all of my shoe. I need your GAP guy to help me find a nice-fitting, comfortable pair of jeans.
I have a lopsided figure, so I settle for elastic in the waist. Perhaps your excellent information will help me find something without elastic that would actually work. I wear boot cut myself for the comfort and style. I'm glad to know we are never too old for jeans.
I have the same problem, but as you say, now we are lucky to have the shape we do. You are right to think that some jeans aren't flattering on those of us with a flat backside. Selecting a pair of jeans with larger rear pockets will help disguise the lack of a booty. Plus it is much easier to do that then hit the gym for a round of squats. I used to hate it that I had no butt and no hips, but found out in my older years that it was a blessing in disguise. At least now I know what all these terms mean if I see them.
I think it is easy to get carried away when you see something new you like. But we have to stop and ask ourselves, 'does this really suit me. I don't wear jeans normally but I loved going through all the information you shared about jeans.
I agree we should dress according to our age. And dressing gracefully is very important. We must understand what suits our personality and should not get carried away by what others are wearing.
Much of this information also applies to other pants as well. You're right, you have to be comfortable. I don't think that I ever owned a pair of jeans.
If I did start wearing them I would go for comfort first. I do wear pants however in different styles. You certainly have your jean jargon perfected! I hope the lack of jeans in your wardrobe isn't age related. I know my Grandmother never wore trousers until she was over This is quite an education for me no jeans in my wardrobe right now.
At least, I can upgrade my jeans vocabulary. High rise are preferred by many women specifically because they can flatter us as you say.
Thanks for your visit. Low rise is everywhere and it's been ages. Finding high rise is pretty difficult. But it's so much more flattering for women's bodies - young or mature. I think many women past the age of 40 find it difficult.
Clothing manufactures have forgotten about us in their quest to clothe the millennials. We are often left with the choice of clothing which is too young or something only our grandmothers would wear. Well, I'm not really sure what to say about all this mature women clothing stuff I love what you said about having better bodies than the younger generation but not having to flaunt it. Love that line and truth. My advice to attractive women When you've got it, less effort in displaying it all is better in many cases.
Short Waist, Long Waist or Normal? Measure the distance from your armpit A to your natural waist W. Then measure from your waist W to your bottom of your buttocks B. Caution Although one can choose a pair of jeans with a low rise, caution should be exercised, because unless you are the queen of crunchies or planks at the gym, these should be left for the younger ladies, in my opinion.
What are Muffin Tops. Jean Fits Demystified The jargon surrounding the fit of jeans is confusing. A relatively new term which is a combination of jeans and leggings. Jeggings are basically leggings made to look like denim jeans. If you are a fan of leggings then maybe these are the ones for you. Unless you have a firm tush and flat abs, opt for a hip length top such as a free-flowing blouse or longer style t-shirt. These are tight from the waist, across the thigh and taper down to the ankle.
Skinny jeans look best on people who are slim and have a balanced or normal waist line. With a bottom which isn't too large or too flat. If you carry weight around your abdomen, then wearing skinny jeans will only emphasize this into what is commonly called a muffin top.
Skinny jeans will not make you look skinny! Fits close to the body although not as snug as skinny jeans, they are a narrow fit. These are usually slim at the waist and through the thigh but not necessarily tapered. These are comfortable at the hip and fall straight.
This style is the most popular among mature women, as these suit most figure types. These can be a high, normal or low rise which has a slim fit through the thigh and flares out at the bottom to accommodate boots. For me, this style is my personal favorite. So just what are they and will boyfriend jeans suit the mature woman? The answer is definitely because boyfriend jeans are a little baggy or loose fitting, somewhat worn in and just plain comfy.
The idea of some marketing guru, these relaxed fitting jeans are supposed to be ones that we have borrowed from our boyfriend. They are assuming our boyfriend is roughly about the same size as us and the same height. Usually, they are also straight leg and a normal rise. These are full at the hip and narrow towards the ankle. These can be flattering for many women in either jeans or regular pants. Top Tips for Jeans.
More Useful Words Associated With Jeans Besides the fit of jeans, there are other useful words to be aware of when buying a pair of jeans. These are the faded lines which run from the crotch towards the outer leg. Often there will be several on either side. They're called this because they look similar to a cat's whiskers. This will be jeans which are ripped or have the appearance of being well worn. Again, in my opinion, these are best left for the younger generation.
In fact, I could never bring myself to pay for anything which would have been fit for only rags when I was growing up. This process is done with pumice stones. These are the same type of stones you use to remove rough skin from your feet. The manufacturers wash the jeans with these to give them a worn-in and roughed up look. This effect can be seen on the thighs, the back of the knees and on the seat of the jeans.
This is a slight lightening which is produced by artificial means. These are the faded lines which run down the outer double stitched seam of the leg. It resembles a train track, hence the name. This is a term which is used a couple of different ways. These can be jeans which are genuinely old or in a 'Vintage' style. Manufacturers are quick to jump on the latest phrases if it helps sell their jeans. Various Jeans Brands I have looked through various jeans manufacturers to see how they class their jeans.
Which jeans styles do you prefer? Boot cut I'll leave my answer in the comment section. The most versatile item in a woman's wardrobe. A Love of Jeans I have loved jeans for as long as I can remember so when the chance came to visit the Levi factory in San Francisco, on a school field trip, I jumped at the chance.
Footwear for Jeans If you wonder which footwear goes with jeans, the answer is virtually any type depending on the style of jeans. Ballet flats and plimsoll style shoes also look fanastic with straight or slim jeans.
Questions must be on-topic, written with proper grammar usage, and understandable to a wide audience. That is also my shape. If my weight goes up, it is around my tummy area. If neither of those options appeals, longer shirts are stylish.
Also, you cold try a relaxed fit or a normal rise bootcut style. Are lighter colored jeans OK for women 60 and over, or should we stay with dark blue? Hi Jennifer, I can tell how exasperated you are by what has happened. Let me know how you get on. Hi Rene, Unless women have had implant surgery or spend their lives doing squats, we are all going to have a droopy backside.
I hope that helps, let me know how you get on. Hi Maureen, I'm glad you found the information useful. However, I am not getting to an age where I choose comfort first. Thanks for reading and your comment. Hi Donna, I'm sorry to hear that.
Some women also opt for denim skirts which look great with a pair of boots for winter. Hi Dolores, I have quite a few pairs of casual pants with drawstrings. We don't think so! A cuffed boyfriend version is an update to their staple denim collection. Bootcut jeans get a bad rap sometimes. And we don't know why! These jeans skim the thigh and flare out slightly after the knee for a flattering shape. Anytime you can balance out your hips to create a more streamlined look, it's a great thing!
A darker wash also adds a sophisticated feel. Coated denim can be a little tricky. You don't want a pair that clings too tight, as it can create unflattering lines. Instead, go for a pair that has a great "faux-leather look" and be sure it has streatch. The stretch of the material will hug your curves perfectly.
The cropped Seine Jeans will pair with just about everything you have in your closet. With cropped jeans, try to go with a heel to elongate the leg or wedges for a comfortable option. Close View all gallery. Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team.
The 10 Most Flattering Jeans by Tiffany Tse Thanks to the latest technology—everything from new, innovative fabrics to specially engineered silhouettes—there’s a plethora of denim out there that promises to slim, smooth, tighten, and lift parts of your body you didn’t even realize needed attention. The Most Flattering Jeans for Your Body Type. By. Lauren Bernstein. The perfect pair of jeans can be life-changing. See how these street-style geniuses found theirs—then shop your shape. amp#; Trouser jeans with a tucked-in blouse can whittle the waist. amp#; Flared styles should be subtle in shape. amp#; Wear jeans with a cropped jacket to shorten the torso.